Uma Valeti

Memphis Meats

Uma is a cardiologist, entrepreneur, and the CEO and co-founder of Memphis Meats, a company working to produce meat directly from animal cells.


He has previously served as Director of Cardiovascular Imaging and Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Minnesota, and held leadership positions in the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 


Dr. Valeti has extensive experience in building innovative programs, both in the medical and non-medical world, and advices early stage innovators, startups and nonprofit organizations. He has a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and innovation in developing programs and products to achieve sustainable development goals, and has cofounded or invested in several medical device and food tech startups.